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, the bookstore, go out of business. largely because of competition with amazon. >> reporter: based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-'90s to sell books online. and for years made no profit. but it soon became clear that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? if so, how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question,
to seattle, mountain snow. flurries in the dakotas. heavy rain from tallahassee. severe storms in south florida. >> upper 70s in miami. 50s in colorado springs and 15 in fargo. when our time is up, we want to rest in peace one day. but who said anything about resting quietly? >> that's going to bring us to our favorite story of the day. a swedish company is selling hi-fi coffins for $30,000. the sound system is designed to pipe non-stop music six feet under. surviving friends and family can update your play list at any time. i think they're going to sabotage this. >> i love this story. the coffin comes with delux speakers and a screen displaying which song is playing at the time. i love that story. people like to enjoy their music, why not for eternity? not bad. >> they're probably going to be pipe in some songs that should be playing in hell, though. >>> new questions about reality tv and whether one popular show is actually rigged. >> shock and awe. >>> today's magic number for brides and grooms. they want to get married today on 12-12-12. you're watching "world news now." 3q lysol be
, the northwest corridor for us is linking between some pretty rural areas, but between seattle, vancouver, seattle and portland, oregon, and cha-ching oregon, we have some major business markets and the opportunity for travelers who are tourists to enjoy our rail. for us, it wasn't going to work to start from scratch. immediately institute a high speed rail line. we have too many communities linking to that west coast corridor that wanted to enjoy the benefits of rail, and wanted us as a state to his country being and putting our own state dollars into it, they wanted to see the benefits in that incremental fashion. so for us i think washington state will always be a higher speed or at least in the next 20 to 30 years, higher speed passenger rail program, but it works for us and it works for our businesses and our major communities that it links. also i'd like to say that as we work closely with burlington northern santa fe on this notion of sharing the corridor, it's a decision that we made, burlington northern santa fe has bought into it, and the notion for us in the amount of increment
. just incredible, happening outside seattle. an official for the train said seven cars were derailed, some carrying fertilizer and cleaning agents. you wonder why whoever took the camera did not stop the mud but that is another matter. forecasters say snow fall in the southwest will turn into a blizzard tomorrow as iterateses toward the midwest in time for santa. janice dean, it looks like some could have a very white christmas. >>guest: that is the good part but we have to get through severe weather and blizzard if wednesday into thursday. so, the radar shows a system exiting the northeast, well ahead of the system across the southwest, some snow over the western great lakes and upper midwest but this is the main event across the southwest and it will bring 10" to 20" of snow if the mountains of colorado through wyoming and winter storm advisories stretching from the southwest all the way up to the upper midwest and the great lakes and we have blizzard wants and warnings for parts of colorado, kansas and nebraska with heavy snow, as well, on top of winds gusting to 50 miles per hour
retailers that have closed down. >> based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-90s to sell books online and forears made no profit, but it soon became clear that the founder and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though he declined our request for an interview, he recently told fortune magazine -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. we like tofia find, is there someone out there doing some element better than we, and if so, how do we improve? >> while that may be good news for millions of consumers who enjoy amazon's low prices, it is daunting for many businesses. even those that call amazon a partner. >> it's a wolf in sheep's clothing, is probably a better way to describe it. >> this woman is a retail analyst at forests research, and she said amazon has a pattern. find a company with a good pro
for recreational use. cnn's miguel marquez is joining us from see yat -- seattle. still some roadblocks, but what's the latest? >> reporter: some roadblocks indeed. you can have pot right now, but you can't go out and buy it. you still have to go to the black market. but in a year's time if everything goes the way it's supposed to, washington state will be a haven for pot. in the war on drugs, the government surrenders to marijuana users here in washington state. up to an ounce now legal for anyone over 21. >> we got that weed growing. we ain't worried about no police. we're out here living like tupac, baby. all eyes on the city cause we got it going on. >> reporter: this is the moment when marijuana became legal to possess at least under one ounce here in washington state. several dozen people, perhaps 100 people have showed up here at the space needle to smoke up and celebrate. including this guy. >> america, freedom! >> reporter: rick steves of tv travel fame co-sponsored pot initiative here saying it's about decriminalizing marijuana and freeing up government to focus on more important things
? >> this is juniper soda, with cranberry juice. >> there's a company out of seattle. juniper soda, not a lot of sugar. a little bit of cranberries. >> is this rosemary? >> that is rosemary. >> thank you. happy friday, y'all. >> that's good. >> it is good. >> hey, blaise, mocktails. really nice. >> mocktails. >>> also, remember that sneaky snowman we showed during "play of the day" a while back. now, dancing for us here in our studio. turns out we do have a "gma" snowman, who was actually waiting in the loading docks. and ended up surprising a couple folks. >> boo. >> who is that? >> who could have that been? >> i don't know. >> that might have been amy, right? >> yeah. >> poor thing. >> i had my coffee. >> it gets better. it actually gets better. >> when you're the one that's not on the receiving end. punk'd like that. >>> we also have brand-new details from "dancing with the stars" host brooke burke charvet. what she's revealing about her health. it's good news. >>> and it is an emotional, by the way, unprecedented live "gma" event. the soldier who is on the screen right now, who can't hear us, thin
time. rains in the same spots it's been raining for days, like ten days. raining in parts of seattle down to portland. this is light rain at best. it gets worse than this. and it's going to be one mess for just the next day after day after day as we get one storm after another. here's the story now for today. this morning, it was dry. tonight, still dry. tomorrow morning, done. raining by 9:00 in the morning. northern california, rains all day and into wednesday. dries out on friday. let me zoom it out for you. we have a storm for tuesday. we have a storm for thursday. and another one back here for next saturday. that's four storms in ten days in a place that's already flooding. wolf? >> so what i hear you saying is that folks in northern california's wine country, they are by no means out of the woods? >> well, this would be a whole lot worse. had this backed up -- let's say this was august or september and this storm system came through, 2012 would have been wrecked. there would no wine at all. the grapes would have been popping, way too much rain late in the season makes wine thin
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